Oak Ridge Boys hit close to home

Thanks to three generous co-workers (they are modest, so email me for names), Portales residents Steve and Betsy Chaves and I received complimentary fourth-row tickets to celebrate Steve’s latest 29th birthday at the Oak Ridge Boys concert in Clovis. Since the Chaves’ original plans included karaoke, I tried talking Steve into crashing the stage and […]

Finding ways to help others better than gifts

Freedom New Mexico Give thanks to God during Christmas and as we head toward and New Year’s Day. These are good times, and here’s why: • All over the country, people are walking into retail stores and paying off layaway items for perfect strangers. ABC’s “Nightline” on Tuesday featured a video from our sister paper, […]

Reasons to give thanks aplenty

By Wendel Sloan: FNM columnist I usually find the inspirational sayings and dewy-eyed images in friends’ Facebook postings somewhat schmaltzy. However, a recent photo of the emaciated arm of an African child being grasped by an American aid worker with the caption, “You are living her dream life,” did sink in. Like most, I often […]

Shoutouts — Oct. 2

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Family offers thanks to community When a family confronts sadness and misfortune with a gallant spirit, the family learns to live bravely and strong. For we know that sometimes the most beautiful intentions in the world cannot be seen or touched, they must be felt with the heart. We also know that a candle loses […]

Shoutouts — Aug. 7

Center thanks benefit sponsors The Community Service Center in Portales held its 12th annual barbecue benefit dinner on July 15, 2011. The dinner was a huge success thanks to the support of our local citizens and businesses. All proceeds from the dinner will directly benefit the Community Services Center’s senior meal site. The Community Services […]

God insists that his children learn to be thankful

My parents believed in giving thanks. Yes, they believed in giving thanks primarily to God for the blessings he showers upon us. But Mom & Dad also believed in giving thanks to the people around us. My mother, normally a most loving woman, was an absolute tyrant regarding “thank you” notes. From the moment we […]

Fire responders deserve thanks

Fire responders deserve thanks My father, Dick Wilkins, husband Jason and I would like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to several agencies for helping fight the wildfire Sunday. People put their lives on the line to do everything in their power to stop the massive fire. On our land alone there were volunteer […]

Shoutouts — Nov. 28

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Thanks to Grumpy Old Men motorcylce club Our sincere thanks and appreciation to Jack Jouett and the Grumpy Old Men Motorcycle Club for their generous donation of food to the Bread of Life Ministry at Matt 25. May God bless you. [image #1, align=right, size=medium] —Submitted by the Bread of Life staff Missing dog returned […]

Shoutouts —

Missing dog returned We thank God for answering our prayers and we thank the newspaper, dog catcher, police department, university police, students and many residents who helped look for our Chihuahua and our dad, Alga D. Hahn. Thanks to all the many people who called in response to our ad about our black and white […]

Press release: CCC to Host Veterans’ Fair

Clovis Community College proudly supports our veterans and thanks them for their service to our country. In honor of their service, CCC will be hosting a Veteran’s Fair on November 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the CCC Commons. Activities will include posting of the colors by the CHS ROTC, Setting of the […]

Editor shares thanks for family

By Chris Schmaedeke: FNM columnist I am thankful for three things this holiday season: • Family • Friends. • Football. Actually, I am thankful for many things this year. I have had many life-changing events and most have worked out in my favor. I am thankful for my wife. Stephanie and I got married on […]

Friday morning briefing: NFL favorites, and thanks to veterans

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday morning briefing.

Dairy consortium makes strides

By Robert Hagavoort: AgSense The Southern Great Plains Dairy Consortium (SGPDC), which was officially formed in 2007, is making huge strides this year thanks to federal and allied industry funding, as well as the indispensable support of area dairy farmers.

Thanks for setting the bar, Dad

By Karl Terry: FNM Columnist With Father’s Day today, I was reflecting last week on the things

Lujan thanks local supporters, hears concerns

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Representative-elect Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., talks with residents at Wednesday night’s town hall meeting at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Lujan will serve New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional district. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer

Thanks, for many reasons

By Anita Doberman Tis’ the season to be jolly, and to count our blessings. Here, in no particular order of importance, are the ‘real’ important things I am thankful for.

Thanks for the help

Clovis’ Pat Clark wants to pass along a good-citizen report:

Say ‘Thanks’ when you can

“In life, it is important to say ‘Thank you.’ Because we all required help to get where we are today.”

Writing highlights mom’s journey

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ Columnist My pen runneth dry. This is the part of the movie where we each go our separate ways and the little blurry words, too small to read, come down the screen, along with notes of thanks to people too numerous to name while my many bloopers roll in the upper […]

A few words of thanks

LaShawna Young e-mails to say thanks to the maternity staff at Plains Regional Medical Center: